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Tuesday recruiting tidbits: Top underclassmen planning to visit Hogs
It looks like Arkansas will host an impressive list of prospects for the first weekend of spring practice.
Sophomore quarterback Grant Gunnell, 6-6, 205, of Houston Pius X will arrive March 31 to visit the Hogs. He'll attend spring practice the next day.
Gunnell will compete at the Elite 11 Regional in New Orleans on Sunday.
Others top sophomore prospects expected to visit include receiver Jalen Curry of Stafford, Texas; athlete/receiver Jordan Whittington of Cuero, Texas; receiver Chase Lane of Houston St Pius X; offensive tackle McKade Mettauer of The Wooodlands; receiver Arjie Henderson of Richmond, Texas; and defensive tackle Gerald Irons III of Spring (Texas) Klein Oak.
Sophomore tight end Austin Stogner of Plano Prestonwood, Plano, and junior receiver Bryson Jackson of Houston Pius X are also possibilities to visit.
Linebacker Ayodele Adeoye, 6-2, 235, of Saint Louis Ritenour said he's looking to visit Arkansas for the spring game April 29. He recently received an offer from the Hogs to go along with 18 others.
He said he's attracted to the Hogs because of the new 3-4 defensive scheme.
Offensive lineman Jackson Kimble, a Baylor commitment, said he plans to visit Arkansas after receiving an offer from running backs coach Reggie Mitchell on Monday.
Kimble, 6-5, 270, of Southlake (Texas) Southlake Carroll also has offers from Baylor, Arizona State, Boise State, Minnesota, Texas Tech and others.
Linebacker Rosendo Louis, 6-2, 220, of Deerfield Beach (Fla.) Deerfield Beach told a source Arkansas, South Carolina, Miami and Ole Miss are some of his top schools. He plans to make a summer time decision.
Tight end Matt Alaimo, 6-5, 230, of Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional said Arkansas is in his top five and he's making plans to visit.
Defensive lineman Noah Shannon, 6-3, 285, of Oswego, Ill., said he wants to visit Fayetteville after getting an offer from the Hogs on Monday. Fellow Illinoian and Arkansas offensive line coach Kurt Anderson told him of the offer.
He also has offers from Virginia, Missouri, Duke, Central Florida and others.
Future Arkansas outside linebacker Hayden Henry, 6-2, 215 and 2019 tight end target Hudson Henry, 6-5, 225 of Pulaski Academy plan to visit the Hogs for the spring game April 29.
Sophomore tight end-defensive end Grayson Boomer, 6-6, 230, of Collinsville, Okla., plans to visit Arkansas for the spring game April 29. He has offers from Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Tulsa.
The Hogs are recruiting him as a tight end.
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